The Rural Summer Legal Corps program connects public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities.
To prepare for the program’s launch in the summer of 2016, Equal Justice Works is actively recruiting students to fill 31 exciting positions nationwide. Selected participants will begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts on housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law. After the training, the law students will travel directly to their host site to begin their 8-10 week placement.
The Rural Summer Legal Corps program will operate between May-August 2016. Although start dates are flexible, all selected participants must complete the required 300 hours of service by August 31, 2016 in order to receive the $4,000 stipend.